Wednesday ramblings

• Center John Estes did not practice because of a bruised left shin. He expects to resume practicing Sunday.
• Ryan Henry is the No. 1 punt returner, and Jovonte Taylor is working as the No. 1 kickoff returner.

• Long-snapper Luke Ingram is unique in that he throws a football left-handed and a baseball right-handed.

• Middle linebacker Brashton Satele undergoes shoulder surgery today in Los Angeles. He arrived in L.A. yesterday morning, and met with the surgeon. He’ll be back in town Friday.

• There’s a reason the Warriors don’t need to practice too much at Aloha Stadium. The lights there are high enough and set in such a way that they are not a distraction for punt returners or receivers. The Warriors practice there tomorrow night.

• The biggest adjustment is that Aloha Stadium’s FieldTurf — baked by the sun and worn down from several years of use — has fast traction. For the Warriors, who practice either on the grass field or Cooke/Ching field’s thick surface, playing at the stadium is the equivalent of removing leg weights. The receivers are going to be much faster.

• The looooong K5 production truck has arrived. The truck, built in Utah, is here for the next four months to shoot Rainbow Wahine volleyball and football pay-per-view events in HD. K5’s production crew started the training session yesterday.


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For our female readers:



  1. A-House August 26, 2009 5:57 am

    Hiya, 1st!!

    Good morning ST!

  2. letsgowarriors August 26, 2009 5:59 am

    tsai lots of ppl been talking about Waianae RB Keoni Napierala-Rose. tell RL to get to waianae and check this kid out.

  3. whitey August 26, 2009 6:00 am

    Good morning. Top 4????

  4. bighilofan2 August 26, 2009 6:01 am

    good morning top 5.

  5. rage777 August 26, 2009 6:02 am

    Morning gang!!

  6. addahknowjoe August 26, 2009 6:06 am

    Gmorning Gang!

    Hey! יום הולדת שמח יובל!

  7. bighilofan2 August 26, 2009 6:17 am

    Great article in this morning’s HA, ST.

    also good mentioning those 3 Sun Devils by chicken hawk. props to them and their families.

  8. Aloha Kakahiaka!

    See summya tonight!

  9. יום ההולדת של מי זה?

  10. d1島 August 26, 2009 6:22 am

    Top 10!

  11. BIGWAVE96744 August 26, 2009 6:22 am

    good morning all.. God Bless Brashton & the medical crew that will be mending him up today.

  12. Pomai August 26, 2009 6:22 am

    UH vs Central Arkansas
    10    –    24    Independent
    19    –    17    cavewarrior
    21    –    35    hotwheels
    21    –    14    Momo
    24    –    15    A-House
    24    –    16    Coqui poke
    27    –    13    HiFlyer
    28    –    17    Pomai
    28    –    6    Kekoa
    28    –    7    DPK
    28    –    14    LizKauai
    28    –    3    Unkanesson
    28    –    10    Jack Flash
    28    –    35    Pride
    28    –    0    UKU@LA
    31    –    10    mp
    31    –    24    Curt
    31    –    30    J-Force
    31    –    34    ‘OkoleKo’alua
    31    –    17    BG
    31    –    17    Shannon X
    34    –    13    djmicho
    34    –    17    al
    35    –    7    Curveball
    35    –    28    Wafan
    35    –    31    Glenn
    36    –    17    tyaiea
    37    –    10    Koakane
    37    –    20    Calvin from Kona
    37    –    13    bighilofan2
    37    –    24    UHfan808
    38    –    14    J-Dog
    38    –    13    FloridaTed
    38    –    3    tommui
    38    –    10    NYUH
    41    –    20    Committed Road Warrior
    42    –    7    99club
    42    –    17    las vegas
    44    –    17    WenatcheeWarrior
    44    –    0    Derek
    45    –    21    Kazz
    48    –    21    TChahng
    49    –    13    Geezy
    49    –    17    G(China)
    56    –    14    d1
    59    –    24    bstunna2002
    66    –    10    labrat
    67    –    13    royvic

    Thanks to UHfan808 and wafan for their help. I guess I just blocked it out that PRIDE would go against his team. LOL

  13. addahknowjoe August 26, 2009 6:24 am

    יום ההולדת של מי זה?

    Happy Birthday Yuval Katz!

  14. Pomai August 26, 2009 6:25 am

    Oh sorry – Good morning gang what a beautiful morning it is, the sun is coming up, the trades are blowing and the Warriors are getting ready to kick some butt!!! As Ronnie say’s YEEEEHAWWWW

  15. d1島 August 26, 2009 6:25 am

    Best wishes for Brashton.

  16. Garret August 26, 2009 6:26 am

    I hope that Brashton’s surgery goes well and that he is fully healthy by the spring.

  17. BIGWAVE96744 August 26, 2009 6:27 am

    POMAI: UH 45 – CArk 13

  18. d1島 August 26, 2009 6:28 am

    (Repeating from the last post)

    Happy Birthday Zaiah! Have a great season cheering for Dad!

  19. d1島 August 26, 2009 6:28 am

    Have a terrific day erryboddy!


  20. letsgowarriors August 26, 2009 6:36 am

    garret, regarding your article on OSU recruiting paaluhi. i wonder who that coach is. bc i know OSU (cav) was recruiting Josiah Chong Tim out of waianae last year, but he ended up at Wyoming.

  21. djmitcho August 26, 2009 6:41 am

    Good Morning Tsaikoland! It’s hump day…halfway to da weekend. Hope everyone has a good one.

  22. bighilofan2 August 26, 2009 6:59 am


    and reading the blog on mike cavanaugh and his recruiting targets, he wasn’t so spiffy in Hawaii the last two years.

    which is why I’m thinking that, at the end of the day, the lure is the age old calling:

    “go [west] young man, go [west]”


    until you miss da rice. :mrgreen:

  23. bighilofan2 August 26, 2009 7:01 am

    Tombo Ahi is all jacked this morning. good threads to UH for us outer space peeps.

  24. lava August 26, 2009 7:01 am

    Here are the late roster add-ons.

    Kaiser Iuta LB 5-11 200 Fr. Honolulu, O`ahu / Kamehameha-Hawai`i
    Josh Manupuna DL 6-2 285 Jr. Honolulu, O`ahu / Portland State University
    Jeff Muller DB Rf.
    Gary Nagy DB 6-1 185 So. Laie, O`ahu / Brigham Young University
    Kaniela Tuipulotu DL 6-2 300 Jr. Lahaina, Maui / University of Arizona
    Kamalu Umu DL 6-2 295 Sr. Kapa`a, Kaua`i / Charleston Southern

    Josh also goes by Mapunapuna, lol.

  25. bstunna2002 August 26, 2009 7:04 am

    Hey ST what happened to Josh Andrews and Joey Cadiz from Mililani? I don’t see them on the roster anymore.

  26. lava August 26, 2009 7:06 am

    What happened to Jon Santos, wr out of Mililani.

  27. letsgowarriors August 26, 2009 7:13 am

    josh andrews and marc moody are at saddleback college.

  28. bighilofan2 August 26, 2009 7:13 am

    Pomai, i went to fortune teller online, and asked the crystal ball:

    September 4, 2009 7 pm HST UH Warriors play Central Arkansas University Football. UH wins, yes or no

    The Great Crystal Ball Has Answered:

    The outcome you desire will come to pass.

    day you go. :mrgreen:


    … “I took a chance and the defense made me pay for it. It happens. At least I was taking that chance.

    If I could have definitely got it off, anticipated that hole and got it off on time, at worst case maybe they’d get a hand on it. But as I critique it in that situation; if you hesitate you should move on. ”

  30. Da Punchbowl Kid August 26, 2009 7:19 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 🙂

    Howzit Hilo! Het LGW and lava! I think of you errytime I see that new Taco Bell commercial, lava. 😆

    Prayers for Brashton.

  31. Da Punchbowl Kid August 26, 2009 7:21 am

    I hope da Bears look like that guy in the commercial after they play here… 😆

  32. bighilofan2 August 26, 2009 7:22 am

    I like wat Shaw is doing, choices Bronson or Sila. forcing da Bronze to go fasta. both are mean mean mean, from wat i herd. who would be fasta, cova my back, no scayd grind da odda bugga, betta technique, betta physicality?

    go coach, go. make us a betta team. :mrgreen:

  33. Cindy Cee August 26, 2009 7:23 am

    Good morning, gang!

    Tsaikettes, see you tonight at the Wahine event!

  34. Slugger August 26, 2009 7:31 am

    Goooood morning!!!

    Hope Brashton’s surgery goes well.

    Tsaikettes, see ya tonight!

  35. rage777 August 26, 2009 7:35 am

    Not sure if anybody posted this, but I found it pretty interesting.

    You can now search google in the Hawaiian language.

    Many Google users probably didn’t notice this month that they can now display their search tips in the Hawaiian language.

  36. PowderPuff August 26, 2009 7:45 am

    Good morning! All the best to Brashton today. Can’t wait to see WVB in HD…woo hoo!

    ST – will e-mail you today. Got some good news.

  37. lava August 26, 2009 7:50 am

    New taco bell commercial? Gotta check it out.

  38. Calvin from Kona August 26, 2009 8:01 am

    Warrior Football in HD! Almost as good as live

  39. lava August 26, 2009 8:01 am

    Nobody consulted me about those volcano nachos. lol

  40. sjmacro August 26, 2009 8:05 am

    Prayers and best wishes for successful surgery and speedy recovery for Brashton–sj and myki

  41. False Cracks August 26, 2009 8:18 am

    good luck to brashton and his ohana,

    he’ll be back stronger and better after rehab.

    good luck warriors, the clock is ticking…..

    all the Tsaikos…have a good day……

  42. Lucas SanCabo August 26, 2009 8:26 am

    This may seem strange but I couldn’t see the image above, I am using FireFox 2. anyways, what I read was very good and I enjoyed it. I was thinking about print it out, do I have permission to do that?

  43. Garret August 26, 2009 8:30 am

    garret, regarding your article on OSU recruiting paaluhi. i wonder who that coach is. bc i know OSU (cav) was recruiting Josiah Chong Tim out of waianae last year, but he ended up at Wyoming.


    I’m not sure who that coach was and I’m sure that a local coach doesn’t necessarily want it known that he helped Oregon State get a player that was set to go to UH. The real point of that article to me is that UH fans always complain that schools like Oregon State seem to just look at what players UH gave offers to and then they try to go after the same players, kind of saying that UH serves as a scouting service for mainland schools. I’ve seen this given as an argument against UH making early offers to local recruits, but I am *definitely* in favor of UH offering early to recruits it really wants.

    However, the facts are that the mainland schools only seem to go after certain players and not others, so they aren’t just blindly offering who UH offers. It seems that Hawaii high school coaches might be providing scouting tips for some mainland schools and the offers may be due to that and not because UH made an offer.

  44. Garret August 26, 2009 8:35 am

    This article shows an example of how Big East coaches are biased with their votes in the Coaches Poll. Their East-Coast bias is specifically for their conference. I wonder if WAC coaches vote for WAC teams like Big East Coaches vote for Big East teams…if not, the system is against WAC schools getting ranked.

    The coaches’ poll snubbed the entire conference, failing to vote a single Big East team in its top 25; the AP followed suit last week.

    Yeah, well, fine. Here’s what USF boss Jim Leavitt’s official ballot thinks of your “consensus”:

    18. USF
    22. Pittsburgh
    23. Rutgers
    23 Cincinnati

    Leavitt also has wild fliers on North Carolina at No. 12 and Florida State — which hosts USF on Sept. 26, coincidentally — at No. 10. Cincinnati coach Brian Kelly’s ballot is slightly more tame, only ranking three Big East teams on his ballot, though at least he had the decency to drop the Bearcats to No. 25. What is this “bias” of which you speak?

    Note that both Kelly and Leavitt are among the 59 head coaches in the coaches’ poll, which plays a substantial role in determining the eventual national champion.

  45. koakane™ August 26, 2009 8:50 am

    morning all have a good day

    kope brewing, sun out, mild trades only one place babe 808

    Warrior ball in less than 10 days whoootaaahhhhhh

  46. Wotyobench? August 26, 2009 9:15 am

    Saddleback College get a few local boys on their roster. Brandon Delacruz from Mililani and Levi Goeas from Kamehameha are notable besides Andrews and Moody. Maybe a pipeline has been built with Aaron Brown and Brett Leonard coming to UH from Saddleback. I remember when the Rainbow Mens Basketball used to get some players from Saddleback College.

  47. SteveM August 26, 2009 9:36 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Best wishes for Brashton Satele!

  48. Ronnie August 26, 2009 9:37 am

    Didn’t Colt come from Saddleback?

  49. wafan August 26, 2009 9:40 am

    Good Hump Day morning to everyone!

  50. warriorfanny2 August 26, 2009 9:44 am

    Great stuff for newbees by steve tsai on the field differences and how it affects speed.
    It does make a difference in mentality for a player to “feel” faster on game day and it’s always better to practice with “weights” for football, although other sports may differ. Especially Track and in particular for sprinters where it is important to always sprint on the best track to develope the best form at top speed.

  51. Mom August 26, 2009 9:59 am

    Good morning,

    Just want to thank everyone who sent their well wishes and prayers for Brashton. According to Alvis, the surgery went really well this morning; Brashton is in very good spirits and made new friends at the ortho clinic. He will rest up today and return home tomorrow. God has his hand upon Brashton!

    Thanks again, Lee Ann Satele

  52. wafan August 26, 2009 10:04 am

    Yay for Brashton!

    Thanks, Mom, for the great news!!!

  53. letsgowarriors August 26, 2009 10:06 am

    wf2, check your mail.

  54. lava August 26, 2009 10:08 am

    Happy to hear Brashton is doing well.

  55. koakane™ August 26, 2009 10:09 am

    good to hear his surgery went well. thanks for the news now grandma along with the family can breath a sigh of relief.

  56. Stretch August 26, 2009 10:11 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    Thanks Mom for the update. Great news!!

  57. warriortranny2 August 26, 2009 10:12 am

    The looooong K5 production truck has arrived…….That’s what she said

  58. A-House August 26, 2009 10:15 am

    Mrs. Satele, thank you for the great news on Brashton’s successful surgery and many wishes for a speedy and full recovery!!!

    Happy 3rd birthday to Zaiah Lolotai!!!

  59. royvic August 26, 2009 10:16 am

    Re-Central Arkansas’ best player?

    Hart is the reigning Southland Conference Defensive Player of the Year,

    Senior defensive end Larry Hart was named to the first-team defense– College Sporting News preseason FCS All-America football teams this week.

    9 Larry Hart DE 6-1 248 Sr.

    2008- … Had 43 tackles, 21 tackles for loss and 12 sacks

    Looking at NFL Draft Scout

    He runs a 4.58, and has a rating number of 20/251 OLB

    Hopefully, UH offensive linemen can contain/stop LH pass rush in giving Alexander time to pass.

    On another note looking at how CA fared against D-1 competition last year in a game at Tulsa

    Sep 27, 2008

    Central Arkansas…. 10 10 6 8 – 34
    Tulsa…………… 14 14 17 17 – 62

    CA Tulsa

    NET YARDS RUSHING…………. 93 329
    NET YARDS PASSING…………. 342 312
    TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS……….. 435 641

    Looking at the stats the CA team looks capable of moving the ball thru the air. It also looks like they were in the game at the half, only trailing 28-20 before Tulsa pulled away.

  60. Kekoa August 26, 2009 10:17 am

    Lee Ann Satele ~ It is news that is well-received here on the Warrior Beat. We were all pulling for Brashton’s return to good health. He is the leader of this team in so many ways. The guys will be very excited to open the season knowing their leader is on the mend after a successful surgery.

    Blessings to all of your ohana.

  61. bstunna2002 August 26, 2009 10:19 am

    Wouldn’t Andrews have been a junior this season? As for Santos I don’t think he’ll be playing college ball anytime soon.

  62. bb August 26, 2009 10:20 am

    the loooooooooong K5 truck doesn’t exist until i see pics. 🙂

    PPV is going to be sick this year….

  63. Committed Road Warrior August 26, 2009 10:27 am

    bb #62 ~ The double-entendre is glaringly obvious! 👿


  64. LizKauai August 26, 2009 10:27 am

    Mom- Thanks for the good news about Brashton!


  65. d1島 August 26, 2009 10:49 am

    Good news about Brashton Satele.
    Thanks Mom!

  66. Stephen Tsai August 26, 2009 10:56 am

    # warriortranny2:
    August 26th, 2009 at 10:12 am edit
    The looooong K5 production truck has arrived…….That’s what she said

    wf2 told a joke, and a funny one, too. Yes! Now we’re bloggin’. Next step is to join the foodfests.

  67. Jack Flash August 26, 2009 10:56 am

    Great news! I hope Brashton keeps his spirits up, as well as his outstanding work ethic. We’ll need him against USC next year!

  68. da princess' classmate August 26, 2009 10:57 am

    morning all

    anyone know what side of the field the big scoreboad is at qwest field.


  69. Kekoa August 26, 2009 10:59 am

    ST ~ Is there a warriorTranny and a warriorFanny?…or are they one in the same?

  70. Stretch August 26, 2009 11:01 am

    da princess’ classmate:
    August 26th, 2009 at 10:57 am
    morning all
    anyone know what side of the field the big scoreboad is at qwest field.
    TIA The scoreboard is in the endzone

  71. Stretch August 26, 2009 11:02 am

    da princess’ classmate:
    August 26th, 2009 at 10:57 am
    morning all
    anyone know what side of the field the big scoreboad is at qwest field.

    The scoreboard is in the endzone

  72. jm2375 August 26, 2009 11:05 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!

    Howzit Kekoa! How you?

    Great news about Brashton! Get well soon.

    To the Tsai-kettes – have fun tonight at the Clinic. I will be out celebrating my anniversary.

  73. d1島 August 26, 2009 11:11 am


    Interesting question.

    Like so many other things in our nation today, some would say it’s on the left while others claim it’s on the right! Still others claim it’s right down the middle. I often join those who just think it’s over my head!

  74. Kekoa August 26, 2009 11:13 am

    jm2375 ~ Hey girl!…are you working from home still?

    Will you be gracing our presence at the t-gate next week?

    How’s the big pup doing?

    Oh yeah!…is *keed* back in school?

    So many questions, I know! Most important one is are you going to Coach Heather’s Clinic tonite?

  75. Kekoa August 26, 2009 11:20 am

    jm2375 ~ E kala mai!…selected visual. Nevah registah da last line of your post about your Anniversary dinner!

    Hope you and hubby have a happy! We all sing Happy Anniversary to you da next time we see you.

  76. jm2375 August 26, 2009 11:26 am

    Kekoa #74 – t-gate is still up in da air. Puppy is now 4.5 months old and 40 lbs and naughty (equivalent to a 3 yr old child). Keed is back in school, but not 100% yet. She missed her entire 2nd week of school.

    I’m at work, unfortunately, but looking forward to lunch hour – mebbe Indian fuud today.

  77. lava August 26, 2009 11:27 am

    Re #61, “[a]s for Santos I don’t think he’ll be playing college ball anytime soon,” that sounds ominous, like a dark cloud is out there. I hope all is well with him. He was a stud in high school, and last I heard he had enrolled at UH and was impressive at the Spring tryout for walk-ons. Does anyone know more?

  78. Kekoa August 26, 2009 11:30 am

    D-1 ~ You are in rare form today my friend. Hehehehe!

  79. da princess' classmate August 26, 2009 11:31 am

    sry meant which end zone, TIA

  80. Kekoa August 26, 2009 11:34 am

    jm2375 ~ Indian…as in circle the wagons and eat off the chuck wagon? Or Indian…as in burn da tongue of wagon train members?

    I wonder if they have a choice like that at the UH fb training table…

  81. Loa August 26, 2009 11:40 am

    morning gang!

    Mom –
    happy to hear that Brashton’s surgery went well and thanks for the update

  82. Loa August 26, 2009 11:41 am

    Happy Anniversary jm2375 !

  83. Loa August 26, 2009 11:43 am

    d1島 – 🙂 – me too

  84. jm2375 August 26, 2009 11:48 am

    Kekoa – #80 – the latter. India Cafe lunch wagon on Wednesdays.

  85. jm2375 August 26, 2009 11:51 am

    “fast traction” – is that an oxymoron? 🙂

  86. warriortranny2 August 26, 2009 11:53 am

    ST….Sorry I’m warriortranny…..warriorfanny ain’t that funny

  87. Loa August 26, 2009 12:00 pm

    jumbo shrimp

  88. jm2375 August 26, 2009 12:02 pm

    military intelligence

    *slinking away to da corner to hide, so I don’t get hit by a flying slippah from Kekoa*

  89. Loa August 26, 2009 12:03 pm

    microsoft works

  90. warriormanny2 August 26, 2009 12:15 pm

    9 more days people.

    I wanna see leon wrightjackson bust a long run.

  91. chawan_cut August 26, 2009 12:24 pm

    HD! HD! HD!

  92. LizKauai August 26, 2009 12:24 pm

    computer security

  93. Stephen Tsai August 26, 2009 12:51 pm

    Darn. Identity theft.

  94. Dirty Commish August 26, 2009 12:58 pm

    So with the newfangled fancy pants HD equipment in town… can we expect extended shots of the Rainbow Dancers? … Please?

  95. Curt August 26, 2009 1:03 pm


    We’ve heard about how good Austin was doing in the spring and how well Moniz is doing now. How’s Rausch looking these days?

  96. Don Weir August 26, 2009 1:07 pm

    Bike Update (Final)
    Bike was ordered and confirmed. Delivery is possible to Summerlin tsaiko in 15 days. Trainers will pick up the bike after it arrives.

    Final accounting as of this date is $1600. Deposit will be made this afternoon. Your mail (to be received) will increase amount deposited to this account.
    Invoice for $690 sent through channels.
    Balance in this account now stands at $910
    Mahalo to bhf2 for organizing all of this to get the bike where it is needed most.
    From Na Koa to all of the Tsaiko’s that came through big time; MAHALO!
    If this office may ever provide you with information or kokua you have the number or the e-mail.

    To show you that the bike is in good working order bhf2 has agreed to have his picture taken on the bike while in LV. I hope to post it on the upgraded Na Koa website.

    Look for information soon to be released on the big 100th UH Football celebration fundraiser dinner to be held on December 2, 2009 at the Sheraton. Featured Speaker; Dick Vermeil
    Featured presentation: Robert Kekaula with 100 years of UH Football
    I am picking up some 8mm movie film of UH games in the 50’s and 60’s tomorrow. Could be some classic clips in Robert’s a/v presentation.
    More information on this as it becomes avaialable

  97. Committed Road Warrior August 26, 2009 1:17 pm

    Great to hear the good news regarding the bike and Brashton’s surgery! 🙂

    OTOH, not so good when your golf score was equal to the outdoor temperature (I’m still out west, hint hint). I’d probably get slaughtered if I played a round with some other notable Tsaikos.

  98. Stephen Tsai August 26, 2009 1:23 pm

    Rausch had a really good practice today.
    So, did, Moniz.

  99. Stretch August 26, 2009 1:28 pm

    Re: the Bike

    Can we put a “Bonafide Tsaikos” sticker on it??

  100. d1島 August 26, 2009 1:29 pm

    Don Weir,

    Thanks for the bike update.

    Any word on the parking passes?

  101. Kekoa August 26, 2009 1:29 pm

    Mahalo for the update Don.

    Big Hilo Fan will prolly pose riding side saddle and doing his Waimea Cowboy wave. Hehehehe! What a guy!

  102. d1島 August 26, 2009 1:30 pm

    Sunday practice?

  103. Pomai August 26, 2009 1:30 pm

    Don what is the ballpark price for the Dec 2 fundraiser dinner?

  104. d1島 August 26, 2009 1:30 pm

    …game week, baby! Yessss!

  105. kama krab August 26, 2009 1:34 pm

    Howzit Everybody,

    ST, I know we been asking about this for the past couple of days, but is there any update on the status of David Hafoka. I know he got injured during Spring ball but did not here anything about him after that and I thought I had seen his name on the roster that you had posted on one of your newspaper articles which was written just before Fall Camp. Just wondering.

  106. wafan August 26, 2009 1:35 pm

    dpc . . .

    Depending on which side you are sitting the scoreboard at Qwest Field will be either on your right or on your left.

  107. A-House August 26, 2009 1:45 pm


    since you collected so much extra $$$, is there a need for a 2nd bike which can be mailed to Honolulu and used once the team returns from their 2-week road trip?

    jus askin as donors sent in $$$ for the bike.

  108. Curt August 26, 2009 1:46 pm

    Mahalo Stephen.

  109. A-House August 26, 2009 1:47 pm


    about that loooooooong trailer, what happens/where does it go when not in use for UH sports?

  110. da princess' classmate August 26, 2009 1:58 pm

    oooh i give up 🙂

  111. wafan August 26, 2009 2:02 pm

    The main scoreboard at Qwest Field is, I think, in the North Endzone. That would make it to the right of the Warrior’s bench (if the Warrior’s are still on the East side of the stadium.

  112. Kazz (blkberry_storm) August 26, 2009 2:08 pm

    HD is fine and dandy…



  113. wafan August 26, 2009 2:08 pm

    For those going to the WSU game here is a link to what Qwest Field will look like from your seat. Just plug in your section and seat information and it will provide you with a view.

    Section 309, rows v and w look good! The routes and coverages will be easy to see. You might want to consider bringing your binoculars!!!

    The main score board will be to our right.

  114. wafan August 26, 2009 2:12 pm

    Oops. I guess to some the only vertical score board in the NFL is not the main score board. The traditional horizontal board will be to the left of the Warrior’s bench (the South end).

  115. Garret August 26, 2009 2:16 pm


    Great to hear about Brashton’s surgery going well!

  116. Garret August 26, 2009 2:17 pm

    Great job bighilofan2 and everyone else for raising the money for the bike!

  117. Garret August 26, 2009 2:20 pm


    I think that Don Weir reported that the Athletic Department only wanted one bike. Given the current budgetary situation at UH, I’m sure that there will be a need for other important things soon.

  118. Garret August 26, 2009 2:22 pm

    The game tomorrow will probably determine which of 3 WRs will be a starter…the player that comes in second will be the starting slot receiver…and the person who comes in third will be on the bench. Right now indications are that Bess is #3 out of the 3, but tomorrow’s game could help him get his starting spot back. One dropped pass tomorrow could result in Bess not seeing the field this year, so the stakes are high!

    Which one of the contenders for the starting spot opposite Ted Ginn Jr. will separate himself. Can Davone Bess dismiss his bout with the dropsies and get refocused? Will Greg Camarillo play fast and tough like an NFL starter should, or will he play like a receiver nine months into rehabbing an ACL tear? And can rookie Brian Hartline digest enough of the offense to earn the coaching staff’s trust?

  119. Don Weir August 26, 2009 3:02 pm

    1. PomaiPrice for a table of 10 at the dinner will be $2000. Put togther a group of 10 and I will put in a reservation for you. I might add that proceeds will go to Na Koa.
    2. Parking Passes Passes were picked up in two lots, one on Monday and one on Tuesday. These came from the stadium manager’s office and UH went down to pick them up, then had to sort and mail them out.
    You should be receiving your passes in the mail this week. It depends on the postal process now.

  120. Don Weir August 26, 2009 3:02 pm

    1. PomaiPrice for a table of 10 at the dinner will be $2000. Put togther a group of 10 and I will put in a reservation for you. I might add that proceeds will go to Na Koa.
    2. Parking Passes Passes were picked up in two lots, one on Monday and one on Tuesday. These came from the stadium manager’s office and UH went down to pick them up, then had to sort and mail them out.
    You should be receiving your passes in the mail this week. It depends on the postal process now.

  121. Don Weir August 26, 2009 3:04 pm

    It is deja vu all over again!!

    There is no #3 in my post.

  122. mctruck August 26, 2009 3:07 pm

    Since there won’t be many UH games on national tv this season, I figured I’d go with that WAC hook-up. Anyone from the mainland locals who’ve had any success with that medium????

  123. bb August 26, 2009 3:11 pm

    the looooooong truck really does exsist….

    but then again…OC16 does HD for football and other high school sports. I never seen a looooooong truck at Mililani HS or McKinley??? This looooooong truck im thinking should have all sorts of crazy ish in it.

    oh man..HD is going to look sweet this year.

  124. mctruck August 26, 2009 3:12 pm

    In the Dallas Morning News paper sports column, there’s a sports writer from Big12 country who’s of the opinion that the MWC should replace the BigEast as a BCS conference qualifier…noting how the MWC has three(3) schools ranked in the AP top 25 as opposed to none from the BigEast.

  125. Stretch August 26, 2009 3:17 pm

    Don Weir – do you think the team will allow us to place a “Bonafide Tsaiko” sticker on the bike??

  126. 702WarriorNation August 26, 2009 3:17 pm

    I’ve been thinking on watching via Oceanic streaming for $12.56 per game unless you get the package.
    Let me know if you find another means for viewing.

  127. Cindy Cee August 26, 2009 3:34 pm

    JM2375.. Happy Anniversary!!

    See you next week at the tailgate!

  128. Maynard G. Krebs August 26, 2009 3:37 pm

    That looooooong TV truck looks impressive.

    Now, has anyone actually surveyed the route to get that truck to the UH campus? To the stadium? Hate to see it stuck under a bridge – let alone damage it or unable to make the curves or between the parking lot attendants’ huts!

    Just curious

  129. Bulla August 26, 2009 3:37 pm

    what a pleasant surprise, while eating lunch at Kiawe Grill on King Street, in walks 2 strapping polynesian men….none other than Captain Rocky from the D line and Laupepa Letuli from the O line. they said practice went good, had to get back for meetings, but they wuz hungry…..knowing what it’s like for struggling college kidz, somehow they were blessed for their meals…..that’s what playing at home is like……auryte.

    if you’ve never been to Kiawe Grill, onolicious, broke da mout, broke da jaw, and qualifies for a serious kanak attack! GO WARRIORS

  130. Maynard G. Krebs August 26, 2009 3:40 pm

    I am WORRIED about the UH-UCA game if Pride picked UCA.

    I know Pride is a true UH fan and his word has been my Bible. But he is also a realist. So Pride, say it isn’t so!

  131. Garret August 26, 2009 4:46 pm

    Ryan Mouton update.

    Rookie cornerback Ryan Mouton (left foot) remains in a walking boot.

    Not that Fisher is worried.

    “We’re resting. We’re being smart about it. We’ll practice them when they’re ready to practice and play them when they’re ready to play,” he said.

  132. koakane™ August 26, 2009 4:58 pm

    wafan: Section 309, rows v and w look good! The routes and coverages will be easy to see. You might want to consider bringing your binoculars!

    just check out the panoramic automated view and looking good. thanks for getting the tics and I’m sure we will enjoy the game from these seats.

  133. Don Weir August 26, 2009 5:16 pm

    We need to get the sticker on in a good location for the bhf2 picture.
    Can you get the sticker to me??

  134. Ralph August 26, 2009 5:18 pm

    former UH recruits who picked Miami over us are long gone-transferred out. Marve and this season, Cannon Smith asked for their release.

  135. Dennis Halloran August 26, 2009 5:22 pm

    Colt was a Saddleback transfer, but after stops at a prep school in the east and dubious time at Colorado.
    Pomai, how do I get in the poll. I’ve been out of touch fishing in the Eastern Sierras

  136. NYUH August 26, 2009 5:50 pm

    What’s hot (and not) for 2009

    Rough waters: It wasn’t too long ago that June Jones and Colt Brennan were leading Hawaii to a BCS bowl game. That now seems like decades ago. The Rainbow Warriors went 7-7 in 2008, losing to Notre Dame 49-21 in the Hawaii Bowl.

  137. FloridaTed August 26, 2009 5:51 pm

    Maynard G. Krebs,

    The only way the Warriors will lose to UCA is by not respecting them as a good team. I sure hope that our guys are much more mature than that.

  138. FloridaTed August 26, 2009 5:58 pm


    Nobody will respect us this year, especially losing to ND like we did, until we start winning consistenly again.

    Let’s hope the Warriors will do their talking on the field, starting next Friday night.

  139. bighilofan2 August 26, 2009 6:00 pm

    Howzit Tsaikos.

    We did what we did to make da quota. I ain’t gonna rock no boat cuz Na Koa is there for the team. Glad to help make the bike happen, 2 if they needed. obviously they no need a 2d oddawize we’da herd noise.

    an about da pikcha. 😀 gonna wear my rubba helmet. an I bringing my bannah LV fo backdrop. sum Tsaikos so when Don says smile, gonna get sum Tsaikos holdin da banna an makin shaka. dats my vision.

    it has been said. now it is written. let it be done. :mrgreen:

  140. bighilofan2 August 26, 2009 6:02 pm

    we can practice LV banna pikcha at 9/4 tailgate.


  141. bighilofan2 August 26, 2009 6:05 pm

    wooooow. wen juke Pride last evenin an he now MIA. 😆 😆

    see what happens bradda Pride wen you even think you thinkin like dat, all confused an all. 😆 35-28. pftt…. lay down…. obviously heat exhaustion! here, let me prove my point. count how many fingaz yu seeing right now … 11111111111111111111111111111


  142. bighilofan2 August 26, 2009 6:44 pm


    i asked you before, and i’m not sure you shared, exactly.

    what is your analysis of the interaction between Miano and Tormey. I mean, in terms of coaching the DBs as to timing of the closing to the ball at full speed. I think that Miano is supposed to be the DB coach, but I’m guessing that Tormey has the ST play and would naturally be coaching the DBs to close on the carrier/returner, the same way they would be closing on a wideout or slot coming across the middle. Do you see a philosophical difference between the two? Can they handle each other’s differences so that the play dictates who is right, philosophically, in terms of generating the most hammer out of the players, generating most positive enthusiasm in terms of laying the law almighty on da odda peep? :mrgreen:

  143. bighilofan2 August 26, 2009 6:47 pm


    da ladies go a nite out an da guyz all go snooze 😀

  144. curveball August 26, 2009 6:47 pm

    i asked you before, and i’m not sure you shared, exactly.

    Damn, you really are a lawyer. Bwahahahah

  145. bighilofan2 August 26, 2009 6:54 pm

    A man! Two men! Salvation!


  146. bighilofan2 August 26, 2009 7:00 pm

    Mr Mui

    Good evening sir. How have you been? Looking forward to seeing you this season. Will you be attending any TGate? Las Vegas perhaps?

  147. bighilofan2 August 26, 2009 7:03 pm


    blessings to you!

    I’m sure the guys loved you for da sponsorship. 😀

    best way to make a friend is to burp em to dett! 😀

  148. BG August 26, 2009 7:07 pm


    So glad to have you back and in great form!!!! I tink you just catching up with all the stuff you’ve been wanting to post!

  149. BG August 26, 2009 7:14 pm

    Reasons I want to believe why the Warriors won’t take UCA lightly

    1. So many guys fighting for a position that everyone wants to look good and play hard. It’s been a battle everyday between the O and D and that’s made the team better.

    2. Coaches on staff who were there when PSU and that school from Fla handed us our butts. Dey no porget.

    I am leery that the R&S (under June) consistently got off to slow starts and came on strong over the last 1/3 of the season.

  150. BG August 26, 2009 7:17 pm


    Very best of wishes for an upbeat and positive anniversay celebration!

  151. bighilofan2 August 26, 2009 7:17 pm

    okay, wakin da dedd! 😀

    Bulla, 😀

    see dat get 8 localz in da Weber. I lookin at dare OTs, sum BIG buggaz dis yeha. your boy, how he doing? fo fuud up dare? you gonna get a chance for spy dare games, ie NAU? one ah my grankids going NAU. she stay hapa, but lookin whitah by da minute. 😀 tole her no come home till she a nurse. 😀

  152. Pomai August 26, 2009 7:22 pm

    Dennis just make your pick. Just don’t duplicate what has already been picked.

  153. bighilofan2 August 26, 2009 7:23 pm


    howzit. yup, when i wuz a kid and got false cracked once, afta dat an new da fight was happenin, neva got false cracked again. eva eva eva.
    Mack knows about dat too, das why he okay’d UCA fo our first scrap.
    an i agree wit you. our guys are hungy. especially peeps like Moniz and Stepter an da sophs. and Alexander. day gotta know dis is showtime!

  154. Pomai August 26, 2009 7:30 pm

    UH vs Central Arkansas
    10    –    24    Independent
    19    –    17    cavewarrior
    21    –    35    hotwheels
    21    –    14    Momo
    24    –    15    A-House
    24    –    16    Coqui poke
    27    –    13    HiFlyer
    28    –    17    Pomai
    28    –    6    Kekoa
    28    –    7    DPK
    28    –    14    LizKauai
    28    –    3    Unkanesson
    28    –    10    Jack Flash
    28    –    35    Pride
    28    –    0    UKU@LA
    31    –    10    mp
    31    –    24    Curt
    31    –    30    J-Force
    31    –    34    ‘OkoleKo’alua
    31    –    17    BG
    31    –    17    Shannon X
    34    –    13    djmicho
    34    –    17    al
    35    –    7    Curveball
    35    –    28    Wafan
    35    –    31    Glenn
    36    –    17    tyaiea
    37    –    10    Koakane
    37    –    20    Calvin from Kona
    37    –    13    bighilofan2
    37    –    24    UHfan808
    38    –    14    J-Dog
    38    –    13    FloridaTed
    38    –    3    tommui
    38    –    10    NYUH
    41    –    20    Committed Road Warrior
    42    –    7    99club
    42    –    17    las vegas
    44    –    17    WenatcheeWarrior
    44    –    0    Derek
    45    –    21    Kazz
    45    –    13    BIGWAVE96744
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    49    –    13    Geezy
    49    –    17    G(China)
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    59    –    24    bstunna2002
    66    –    10    labrat
    67    –    13    royvic

  155. bighilofan2 August 26, 2009 7:44 pm

    Jeramy Bryant,
    gonna come a time in da game when coach callz yo #, dial hammatime. yu gonna rememba dis post! Stepter showed you how. 😀

  156. tommui August 26, 2009 7:48 pm

    BHF2 – what’s this jazz about “sir”?

    OTH I have several years more than you!

    I’ll see you in Las Vegas. Will be mostly watching the games on PPV – Aloha Stadium isn’t handicap accessible (unfortunately).

  157. lava August 26, 2009 8:18 pm

    Bhf2, you da man.

    Wait, Bulla, you da man.

    Dang, a lot of good guyz hangin round here.

  158. curveball August 26, 2009 8:18 pm


    nice to hear from was good to sit next to you at practice the other day…..much respect for you.

  159. Garret August 26, 2009 8:26 pm

    Free play link time. Please ignore my next 5 posts if you do not want to read the off-topic stuff.

    Researchers found that when high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS, commonly used in soft drinks and dozens of human foods) is exposed to warm temperatures it can form a deadly toxic substance. HFCS is also fed to honey bees to increase reproduction and honey production, but the study found that in warm temperatures the HFCS could kill honeybees…this might be a factor in the mysterious disease that has killed at least 1/3 of the honeybee population in the US.

  160. Garret August 26, 2009 8:27 pm

    A federal investigation found that the flood-control pumps installed in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina don’t protect the city adequately and the Army Corps of Engineers could have saved $430 million if they had bought proven equipment.

  161. Garret August 26, 2009 8:27 pm

    New technology could eliminate odors and air pollutants emitted by industrial chicken rendering facilities and large-scale pig farms. This would be great for people living in the area, especially since the emissions can trigger asthma attacks and cause other adverse respiratory health effects.

  162. Garret August 26, 2009 8:27 pm

    Scientists found evidence of vivid iridescent colors in feather fossils more than 40 million years old.

  163. Garret August 26, 2009 8:28 pm

    Google Maps for mobile traffic will provide *free* traffic updates for all US highways and arterials to help drivers get to their destination quicker.

  164. Garret August 26, 2009 8:28 pm

    Free play links pau.

  165. LK August 26, 2009 8:38 pm


    UH 27 – CA 10


  166. Bulla August 26, 2009 8:50 pm

    big hilo fan2

    mahalo for da props, da wildcats goin be auryte! some big buggahs on da O line, but da suprise goin be da poly’s on da D line…..tall enough, and more strong den strong…da guyz mcbride got from Hawaii all bench over 400 lbs, one kid from aiea, st. louis, kaiser hs, and da beast of course.

    da center is All American unanimously, name is Mulcher….so da beast battles him all da time.

    we goin up for da wyoming game, and will stay in america and catch the colorado state game da following week. we come home, den i goin shoot to watch Portland State and visit Coach Craig Stutzmann on da 26th of Sept…lay low, den go to Montana for Haloween, and whatevah else i can make…..gotta support da beast, dis is his season for shine……and da buggah is focused and ready to rumble!!!!

    as rocky said today, ‘dat’s a bad cat, we could use him, but tell him represent!’ auryte!

  167. bighilofan2 August 26, 2009 8:57 pm

    alright bulla. good fo you.

    howzit Tom. Lookin forward to seein you in LV.
    rememba fo brush yo hair so you look good in da pikcha. 😀

    howzit lava, bg an all you Tsaikos.

    kinda boring da chicks not back yet, hah?!

  168. SojuNTaegu August 26, 2009 8:58 pm

    Pomai, back for another year of losing. Long time no read blog, shame on me.

    27 – 24 UH

  169. bighilofan2 August 26, 2009 8:59 pm

    stay watching hard knocks on hbo. cincy bengals this preseason.
    great pumpin da glanz! i stay ALL fired up! love listenin to dare coaches talk to da players.

    real. really real.

  170. hilobilly August 26, 2009 9:03 pm

    Re: Saddleback College…maybe Trap could get something going w/ them, too. The head baseball coach, going on about 20 years now, is Jack Hodges, my classmate from KS ’65. They routinely send guys to USC, Stanford, etc. & have a great tradition & team.

    Does anyone remember Bobby Ahu’s 3 punt runbacks for TDs in a game as a soph in 1969 (forget who they played, but it was in HNL Stadium)? Would be nice for RK to consider it in his presentation…a real exciting player from Hilo HS.

    I always enjoy the blog banter…bhf2, you too much!!!

  171. duffer (iPhone) August 26, 2009 9:05 pm

    Here at Tiffany’s with al and the kid (not DPK)

    miso butterfish, steak bites, mandoo, crispy chicken, Kim chee rice…..

  172. royvic August 26, 2009 9:08 pm

    When are nfl roster cuts in 2009?

    The official roster cutdown dates for the 2009-2010 season are:

    Sept. 1 — Roster cutdown to maximum of 75 players.

    Sept. 5 — Roster cutdown to maximum of 53 players.

    So come Saturday Sept. 5 the day after UH romps CA (prob. by a score of 67-13) we’ll hear the fates of which former Warriors secured roster spots, and which ones didn’t. For the ones not making the roster there’s always hope that they’ll be one of the eight retained on the practice squad.

    Salary minimums

    $385,000-1 yr. experience
    $620,000-4 yr.-6 yr.

    Practice squad players earn $5200/week

    On another note:

    UH practices at the stadium Thursday night
    times/IDK open to the public/IDK

    Friday morning practice


    Sunday practice


  173. whitey August 26, 2009 9:08 pm

    bulla, had lunch with my friends from Castro Valley CA. Their son, Kent, played bb for Weber a few yrs back. He is now a licensed chiropractor in the bay area.

  174. whitey August 26, 2009 9:11 pm

    duffer, not bad. had pot luck for my alaska grp, sauteed clams, opihi, shrimp, teriyaki, ribs, somen, veg salad, tako poke, some kind of blueberries dessert.

  175. jm2375 August 26, 2009 9:16 pm

    Evening Tsai-kos!

    No report on the clinic yet?

    Decided to stay in tonight. Will go out some other night. Had a couple pieces of ribeye that needed to be consumed. Simple but tasty meal – ribeye, baked potato, sauteed mushrooms, some Spanish red wine and Cold Stone pie.

    ST – funny story. Did Ferd find his way back into the building?
    ring, ring, fire drill, fire drill…

  176. bighilofan2 August 26, 2009 9:28 pm


    howzit howzit.

    wat, is it da english o da english dats confusin 😯


  177. BG August 26, 2009 9:29 pm


    If Shannon no get back to you, I’ll change mine to 31-16…no problem

  178. bighilofan2 August 26, 2009 9:30 pm

    nitey nitey folks.

    Go Warriors….


  179. BG August 26, 2009 9:34 pm


    Big Island must have pipeline to Alaska cuz I saw Col (ret) Allen Kamemoto and his wife Amy at the Hilo airport on Sunday morning. She was going to Seattle and he was headed to salmon fishing. Do you know them?

  180. BG August 26, 2009 9:36 pm


    Thanks for gathering and posting all that info!

  181. BG August 26, 2009 9:37 pm

    Gotta hit the sack early tonite….see everyone in the morning

  182. hilobilly August 26, 2009 9:39 pm

    bhf2…no confusion, you bring a lot energy here, always enjoyable! Your poor high school teachers, you must have been real kolohe then, too!

    Congrats on a nice paddling season.

    How’s Nako’o folks doing? We never get to see them anymore. Hope brudda is doing better.

    Take care, & maybe I’ll see you all at one of the t-gates. I’m planning to catch at least 1 UH game this season.

  183. Kekoa August 26, 2009 9:51 pm

    Hilo Tsaiko’s and Warrrior fans coming in to t-gate with da Tsaiko ohana!…Priceless.

  184. bighilofan2 August 26, 2009 9:58 pm


    lets plan for 9/4. the first one. then the team thing can take off for the rest of the season.

    as for my teachers. … he he he he

    one of my favorites was Sr. Mary English. 😀

    all AAAAAAz. 😆

  185. Ralph August 26, 2009 9:59 pm

    BG and BigHilo going to bed by 9:30, senior moments to look forward to. D1 has premature aging syndrome, zzzzz by 10, before the news. All of you got to thank chawancut for his sports videos.

  186. bighilofan2 August 26, 2009 10:00 pm

    okay, brushed my hair…
    now going to bed….. 😀
    nitey nite. zzzzzzzzzz

  187. hilobilly August 26, 2009 10:02 pm

    Can’t wait to meet the rest of you. Kekoa, do you remember Jack Hodges? You’re KS ’64, right? I remember you talking about UH baseball games w/ your dad…always nice to get as many local kids to stay if can, but maybe we can encourage the Saddleback coaches to steer some of their prospects this way, too.

    Take care, gotta get some rest for early start tomorrow.

    You think bhf2 kind of looks like Charlie Rich? Hmmmmmmm…

  188. bighilofan2 August 26, 2009 10:02 pm

    but not befo i ansa back Ralph’s challenge.

  189. al August 26, 2009 10:03 pm

    bulla…if you are out there, i justed wanted to tell you that i just got back from “meeting” duffer and the kid at (urp) tiffany’s.

  190. bighilofan2 August 26, 2009 10:04 pm

    I like the Cincy coaches. they talk like me.
    use all da king’s english. 😀

  191. Ralph August 26, 2009 10:26 pm

    i saw wwdoc on channel 9, wahine football clinic..

  192. al August 26, 2009 10:28 pm


    August 26th, 2009 at 9:11 pm
    duffer, not bad. had pot luck for my alaska grp, sauteed clams, opihi, shrimp, teriyaki, ribs, somen, veg salad, tako poke, some kind of blueberries dessert.

    duffer, we should have crashed whitey’s town meeting.

  193. Kekoa August 26, 2009 10:28 pm

    Jack, Sam Kapu and Roy Koenig were all members of the class of ’63. So, I was a year behind them.

    Sam is a distant relative, I just saw him at a funeral at KS last weekend. Later we were gathered at President Mike Chun’s (’61) house for the reception.

    Roy is my bussiness partner and the former President of the Pearl City Umpire’s Association. We played LL and American Legion ball before going to KS. He also played JV/Vars with Souza and Lenny Vaspra.

    Didn’t know Jack Hodges as well. I do know he was a great competitor in all sports, but that was true of many of the guys of that era. Rocky Freitas, Sam Harris, Vince Rosa, Sgt. Napu’unoa, Earl Dye, Charlie Arnold, Wayne Foster, Rob Roy and many others.

  194. al August 26, 2009 10:30 pm

    what time is your game tomw?

  195. al August 26, 2009 10:33 pm

    son of sam (kapu, jr) is now the pastor at new hope manoa.

    and, er, i thought rob roy was a cocktail.
    i remember watching those guys play when i was a little kid.

  196. al August 26, 2009 10:35 pm


    you were calling bg and bighilo senior citizens when you …………………………….hmmm

  197. Kekoa August 26, 2009 10:35 pm

    WDoc looked like she was the head of the class tonite. They interviewed a few women who looked like they would have made the Rainbow Dancers team!

    Where were the rest of our Tsaikettes?! Hmmm…there were no pics of the fuud table.

  198. Kekoa August 26, 2009 10:42 pm

    Al ~ I was in total awe of the athletes at KS. They all struck me as being old and mature beyond their years. The discipline of full time ROTC forged you into being responsible for your everyday activities. Hard to be ‘slick’ when you were always on the run.

  199. Slugger August 26, 2009 11:13 pm

    Ran around Ching Field with the guys throwing footballs around….

    MsLiz has pics….

    It was fun!!! JaM & Brie, CindyCenn, Lil Mermaid, GMAHoney & friends & W-Doc were there.

    Talked to coaches & players.

  200. Slugger August 26, 2009 11:16 pm

    Go on FB to see Liz’ pics of the Wahine clinic tonight. She’s zzzzzzz’ing out. Early flight out tomorrow….

    We had to get some Bubbies mochi ice cream while we were near University….

    ‘Night all!

  201. tommui August 26, 2009 11:21 pm

    HILOBILLY: I thought Ahu had four TDs but my glasses was probably fogged up. It was pouring,humid and the field was just the pits. No grass, only mud! I think that was also the game that Jimmy Asato was tackled on the 15 yard line but didn’t hit the ground until the 40-45 yard line as he skidded on the mud

    But we figured that Bobby would do well – he was from Hilo and used to the rain and mud!

  202. royvic August 26, 2009 11:30 pm

    143-#alex dunnachie

    I watched the film footage of UH freshmen punter alex dunnachie and it will be interesting to see his development during his four years at UH.

    It will be interesting to compare the film footage of his punting style today with future film footage to see if he changes his style in the future.

    It would also be interesting to follow along and watch his progress as he learns and picks up pointers on how to improve his punting.

    And to observe how if he hits the weight room in building his leg strengths if this helps him in his punting..

    What I saw on the film was a short compact type of punting style, with surprisingly little leg extension and follow through.

    On film this style looks to work for him as his punts seem to have 5 second hang times and over 45 yrd. avgs.

    The impressions you gather from listening to him is that he seems to be a student of the game and is eager to learn.

    He doesn’t follow the conventional type of punting style, where you see the better punter’s foot extending past the height of their chins. For his punting style seems to be different than any one elses, where he seems to drop the ball lower to the ground and follow through reaches not higher than his chest. But as I said earlier this seems to work for him, but you have to wonder how much of a improvement he’ll make when learns the finer points of punting so that he’d be reaching his maximum potential.

  203. al August 27, 2009 12:58 am

    watching the file footage….

    i thought that this was an exercise in creating a duress situation where potential punt blockers were allowed to rush the punter, thereby, allowing the punter to practice a short quick kick since it will happen on occasion during a game.

    i suspect that they also practice situational punting. i am sure that alex also practices that rugby style of running punt that seems to have grown in popularity by some teams which allows the downfield coverage an extra one to two seconds.

    i have seen older footage of dunnachie and his form was pretty good with that high leg kick that all the great punters have.

  204. hotwheels August 27, 2009 1:24 am

    kekoa #199 when my dad went to ks, they had to wear uniforms to school. i always thought that was cool. when i went, still had full time rotc. i thought it made us more disciplined. i liked it.

  205. 99club August 27, 2009 1:29 am

    Good morning Tsaikos!

    al, just saw on another site that one of the new rule changes this year is rugby style punters are fair game outside the tackle box.

  206. NYUH August 27, 2009 1:47 am

    Fted, wow, 8 days. CFB = God’s compensation for the end of summer.

  207. al August 27, 2009 1:50 am


    i think that is a fair rule. since, the defense won’t know if they are running for a first down, trying to punt, or just running for their life.

  208. NYUH August 27, 2009 1:53 am

    I’m with Lou Holtz in thinking Notre Dame is going to have a good year.

  209. Pomai August 27, 2009 3:21 am

    UH vs Central Arkansas
    10    –    24    Independent
    19    –    17    cavewarrior
    21    –    35    hotwheels
    21    –    14    Momo
    24    –    15    A-House
    24    –    16    Coqui poke
    27    –    13    HiFlyer
    27    –    10    LK
    27    –    24    SojuNTaegu
    28    –    17    Pomai
    28    –    6    Kekoa
    28    –    7    DPK
    28    –    14    LizKauai
    28    –    3    Unkanesson
    28    –    10    Jack Flash
    28    –    35    Pride
    28    –    0    UKU@LA
    31    –    10    mp
    31    –    24    Curt
    31    –    30    J-Force
    31    –    34    ‘OkoleKo’alua
    31    –    17    BG
    31    –    17    Shannon X
    34    –    13    djmicho
    34    –    17    al
    35    –    7    Curveball
    35    –    28    Wafan
    35    –    31    Glenn
    36    –    17    tyaiea
    37    –    10    Koakane
    37    –    20    Calvin from Kona
    37    –    13    bighilofan2
    37    –    24    UHfan808
    38    –    14    J-Dog
    38    –    13    FloridaTed
    38    –    3    tommui
    38    –    10    NYUH
    41    –    20    Committed Road Warrior
    42    –    7    99club
    42    –    17    las vegas
    44    –    17    WenatcheeWarrior
    44    –    0    Derek
    45    –    21    Kazz
    45    –    13    BIGWAVE96744
    48    –    21    TChahng
    49    –    13    Geezy
    49    –    17    G(China)
    56    –    14    d1
    59    –    24    bstunna2002
    66    –    10    labrat
    67    –    13    royvic

  210. Pomai August 27, 2009 3:23 am

    NYUH I was tempted to say something about Notre Dame, but then I don’t want to give up any of my pay!!!!!LOL

  211. NYUH August 27, 2009 3:45 am


    My only interest in ND is to see it validate its Hawaii Bowl win.

    Nice mention and pic of Devone Bess in the AM New York paper this morning given out to about every subway rider in NYC. Good luck winning over Jets/Giants fans but it included a mention of Hawaii.

  212. NYUH August 27, 2009 4:01 am

    Nevada trying to improve pass defense

    “What we did this year, instead of putting the players to the scheme, we put the scheme to the players, Ault said. “And [we] have had a nice fall camp. I believe our defense is improved. I asked the coaches& I didn’t say make [the defense] more simple, I said be more specific, and it’s been a pretty good offseason in terms of what’s expected and what we should be doing.

  213. UKU@LA August 27, 2009 4:35 am

    Aloha Kekoa, will see ya in LV!
    Aloha from LA!

    MANEO !!!

  214. Garret August 27, 2009 4:51 am

    Chris Black is mentioned in this article.

    Chris Black, senior, College of the Canyons, University of Hawaii — As a reserve defensive back, Black played in three games, mainly on special teams last year. He appeared in games against Nevada, Utah State and Washington State.

  215. Kekoa (iPhone) August 27, 2009 5:14 am

    UKU@LA ~ I’m bringing my ace drinking pahtna wit me. His main focus is drinkin’ all da free beru in da casino’s. We can be his backup.

  216. bighilofan2 August 27, 2009 5:26 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.

  217. whitey August 27, 2009 5:32 am

    Good morning Tsaikos here and everywhere.

    BG, i know a Wayne Kanemoto, who was a principal and col. He went to school with me.

    Al, got one early game, 7:30 am.

  218. Slugger August 27, 2009 5:38 am

    GMAHoney! Goood Morning! Great to meet you last night.

    Aloha Kakahiaka Tsai-ko World!!!

    BHF2, Aloha cuz! Check out my FB page to see my friend’s paddling group on the Kona side.

    Morning, whitey!

  219. bighilofan2 August 27, 2009 5:48 am

    hiya Slugger. how i get to dat page?

  220. bighilofan2 August 27, 2009 5:51 am

    good article.

    sounds like da team members going full on.

    liked reading yesterday’s Tombo Ahi threat on Tormey and Miano working the DBs tight with the offense. day going need to play like dat an betta cuz UCA sounds like day going throw.

  221. LizKauai (iPhone) August 27, 2009 5:54 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!
    Mahalo Heather and the UH coaches and players. What a blast last night!!!

    Don Weir- mahalo for being there to greet everyone and make us feel welcome!

    Tsai-kettes were everywhere! Thanks for coming out to say hi GMAHoney and lil mermaid!!! Please encourage your friends to come and post!

    K. Gotta run to the airport. Have a great day!

  222. d1島 August 27, 2009 6:05 am

    Great Morning All!

    Mahalo for the pics LizK…looked like some good stuff going on there at Lower Campus last night.

    8 more days til football!
    (for folks like bhf2 that means go sleep, wake up…go sleep, wake up…go sleep, wake up…go sleep, wake up…go sleep, wake up…go sleep, wake up…go sleep, wake up…go sleep, wake up…GAME DAY!)


  223. d1島 August 27, 2009 6:07 am

    Have a terrific day erryboddy!
    (need a new post: had to add this line to avoid the “duplicate post” warning)


  224. Ronnie August 27, 2009 6:18 am

    Good Morning Tsaiko Family!

    8 more days??? I think I can hang on that long…. barely!!!

  225. djmitcho August 27, 2009 6:30 am

    Good Morning All! Hope everyone has a good one.

  226. LizKauai (iPhone) August 27, 2009 6:31 am

    Hi Ronnie! Last night people asked “why are you here?” I said “because some day I want to know almost as much about football as Ronnie does”.

    Ok. Ready to board.
    A hui hou!

  227. Bulla August 27, 2009 6:43 am

    good morning Tsaikos,

    can you smell that in the air……………fooooooooooooot baaaaaaaaaaaaaallll

    oh yeah 🙂

  228. royvic August 27, 2009 6:49 am

    Re-Michelle Wie

    Safeway Classic

    Note-3 day tournament, and MW playing partner Ochoa, Kerr in round one. And pre-tournament interview

    August 28 – 30, 2009 | North Plains, OR | Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club, Ghost Creek Golf Course | Par 37-35=72 | Yardage – 6,546

    Tee #1

    Start Time : 9:27 AM PDT
    Cristie Kerr
    Lorena Ochoa
    Michelle Wie

    Michelle Wie

    JASON TAYLOR: Michelle, thanks for coming to the media center here at the Safeway Classic Presented by Coca-Cola. You’re having a great rookie season on the LPGA Tour, and had a great Solheim Cup outing last week. Can you talk about your year and how it feels to be in Portland?
    MICHELLE WIE: I’m really excited to be here. I love coming back to Portland. I think it’s a great city to come back to. And just being in the Pumpkin Ridge area just brings me back to the U.S. Open and I just had a great time. So I’m pretty excited to play this week. I think it’s a great golf course. I got to see all 18 holes so it’s pretty exciting. It’s a really great golf course, really good condition. And it seems like it will be a challenging course.

    Q. After last week, can you talk about the emotions of last week? You definitely seemed like you were having a good time.
    MICHELLE WIE: Yeah. It was a lot of fun. I think all of our team members just wanted to knock it off the cloud and just remember last week. And it was kind of — It was a lot of fun for me. It was just a lot of excitement and just a lot of emotions running through.

    Q. Do you think last week will benefit you in individual tournaments?
    MICHELLE WIE: Well, you know, I think I gained a lot of confidence from last week so I think that will help me. But I’ve been feeling like I played well all year, I just, you know, want to do better. So I’m working really hard at my game and I think it showed last week a little bit, and hopefully it will carry on.

    Q. There was a lot of talk about you working with Dave Stockton. Can you talk about what he’s working with you on?
    MCHELLE WIE: Well, you know, I was in Palm Springs and I didn’t feel like I putted very well at the Evian British Open and I just went and saw him. And he just gave me a couple of really good feedbacks and stuff.

    Q. Do you think it helped you at the Solheim Cup?
    MICHELLE WIE: Yeah. For sure. I think he’s a really talented putting coach and he has a great feel for things. So, you know, it was definitely the good tips.

    Q. Do you think that the length of the course, the way it’s playing now, does that suit your game pretty well?
    MICHELLE WIE: Well, it played a lot longer at six in the morning, but, you know, I think it’s a great golf course. It’s a really good mix of holes. There’s a lot of Par 3s and a lot of Par 5s. So I think it’s a really good mix. You have a couple of longer holes, you have a couple of really short holes, so I think it just really tests all around your game.

    Q. The three par-5s in a row, 8, 9, and 10, are they all reachable for you?
    MICHELLE WIE: I believe so, yeah.

    Q. What do you think of having like three par-5s in a row? It’s kind of unusual?
    MICHELLE WIE: It’s good. I think a lot of things can happen on those three holes. I think Par 5s are holes where things can happen and there’s a lot of Par 5s so there could be a lot of birdies and a lot of changing momentum and everything.

    Q. And 17, the really short par that they can play really short, how do you decide if you’re kind of driving the green on that?
    MICHELLE WIE: Well, you know, I think I’d have to have some sort of like a shorter wood or an iron, or maybe, I don’t know. It all depends on the risk and reward, where the pin is and whether it’s worth it to go for it or not. But I think it’s a great hole. It makes you really think about it.

    Q. Do you go in with a game plan on how you play it or is it more like where you stand in the tournament?
    MICHELLE WIE: Well, I go in knowing that I can, that it’s possible. But I think I have to figure out each day if it’s worth it or not.

    Q. As the number of tournaments shrink because of sponsors, does that make each tournament that’s left all that more important to you?
    MICHELLE WIE: Well, I think no matter how many tournaments there, no matter if there’s a hundred tournaments or just two tournaments, the importance of each tournament to me is just the same. When I go out on a tournament, I give it my hardest and I give it my best. And, you know, I think there’s a lot more players playing every week because, you know, the numbers, but that could be a good thing. Every week it’s just becoming a stronger feel.

    Q. You’ve been around this game for a while obviously, but being here week after week, how different is that or what’s your overall feeling about being on the tour this year?
    MICHELLE WIE: It’s a lot of fun. You know, because I only got to play, you know, like six or seven every year. But actually playing every single week, it’s different. It’s nice. It’s nice to go to different places, it’s nice to spend a lot more time with these girls and get to know them a lot better. But it’s definitely a lot more tiring than, you know, playing a month and having a month off or something like that, but I just have to learn how to manage my energy well and it’s been a lot of fun.

    Q. Are you planning on going back to Stanford?

    Q. Do you start in September?

    Q. And do you just play the rest of the fall as you can?
    MICHELLE WIE: Yeah, I just take it as I go. I’m still going to play a lot.

    Q. And there’s talk again about the Tour and looking for marquis players to help promote it. Obviously you figure into that equation. Pressure at all?
    MICHELLE WIE: Well, you know, I think the LPGA has a really product. I say that often and I mean it. You know, if you look at our tour, I think we have a lot of marketable players. We just have a lot of backgrounds and a lot of different nationalities. We can market that to different places. It’s becoming a really global tour. But, you know, I don’t — I mean, I think — I don’t really see myself as, oh my God, I’m going to lead this tour or anything, I just want to be out there and show everyone what I have and try to win and stuff.

  229. Bulla August 27, 2009 6:53 am

    have a safe trip back to kauai Liz,

    looks like you guys had a blast……

  230. gmahoney August 27, 2009 6:53 am

    My gang and I had a great time last night.

    The Clinic was different from last year, which was a seminar type set-up. This year, we broke out into groups and threw passes to the wide receivers, learned how to secure the ball, learned the footwork and handwork of the defensive line and tried to kick a field goal. Then we got to talk story with Aaron Kia, John Estes, Rocky S and a shy freshman. All those seniors set to grad this fall.

    The players were polite and patient with us ladies, high-fiving and saying “good try” and “good job” and seemed genuinely glad to be there. What a great group of guys!

    The best was talking story with LizK, Slugger, Lil Mermaid and CindyCenn. Liz was hard to miss with her Tsaikos-LizKauai t-shirt. Nice to finally meet the people behind the blog handles. We plan to attend at least one of the tailgates, probably the Fresno game in October.

    Hi ho, off to work I go.

  231. Cindy Cee August 27, 2009 7:09 am

    gmaHoney, it was great to see you and your friends last night at the Wahine Clinic!

    The UH Women’s Football clinic was awesome and informative/entertaining.
    It was nice to talk with the coaches and players; need to do this more often! Mahalo to Coach Mack and Heather!

  232. Slugger August 27, 2009 7:18 am

    Dta freshman was Aulola Tonga!

  233. Slugger August 27, 2009 7:19 am

    Dta = Dat


    I’ll email ya.

  234. localboy18 August 27, 2009 7:29 am

    UH24- 10

  235. Stretch August 27, 2009 8:02 am

    Call the Coach Show
    Next Tuesday
    I wonder if there will still be $1 Heine’s??

  236. al August 27, 2009 8:25 am

    look for kk to show if the one buck heine’s are sold. he’s already talking about it.

  237. isleboy August 27, 2009 8:37 am

    Call the coach shows are now at Outrigger Reef Hotel….dont think too many people gonna to show up in Waikiki… will be Bobby and Mac and a lot of empty tables…..

  238. LizKauai (We are FAMILY!) August 27, 2009 8:42 am

    ok- back at work- just a fast shout out to all the people who made last night so special. The players said it best when asked why they were playing for Hawaii (and many came from the mainland) … HAWAII IS OUR FAMILY!

    It was really cool to see the diversity represented by OUR WARRIORS. From the hobbits (you know who you are) to the thin air breathers, the mighty mini speedsters to the immovable objects, ALL are WARRIORS. ALL are our OHANA. Gentlemen, your AUNTIES and the other fans SALUTE YOU!

  239. LizKauai (We are FAMILY!) August 27, 2009 8:44 am

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